Benefits Director Salary

Compensation for Benefits Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Female Benefits Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,577 - $138,380
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MEDIAN: $102,433
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$0$154K
Salary $61,577 - $138,380
Bonus $300.00 - $20,482
Profit Sharing $1,275
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$67,000 - $154,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Benefits Director

A benefits director oversees benefits areas such as health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans, as well as leave and employee transfers and promotions. They are also responsible for maintaining records of employee activity in these areas and ensuring that employees are eligible for the programs in which they are enrolled.

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Benefits Director Tasks

  • Ensure compliance of all plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Develop, recommend, and manage annual benefit budgets.
  • Oversee and build relationships with third-party benefit providers, auditors, brokers, and administrators.
  • Design and develop benefit programs and policies aligned with organizational objectives and goals.
  • Plan, implement, communicate and oversee the administration of employee benefits programs.

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Popular Skills for Benefits Director


Benefits Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Vendor Management, Regulatory Compliance, Benefits Administration, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources Information System and Benefits Administration. It is often found that people who know Benefits Administration are also skilled in Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Director

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Benefits Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 41 salaries. A Benefits Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,092

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Benefits Directors in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Benefits Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is New York, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Benefits Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Experience Affects Benefits Director Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$105,000

▼7%

Mid-Career
▼24%

Entry-Level
▼43%

Skills That Affect Benefits Director Salaries

Vendor Management
▲18%


National Average
$105,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 7%